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. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. the obama administration is sounding very optimistic, saying its tech team fixed the worst bugs at healthcare.gov. with the long thanksgiving weekend over, americans who couldn't enroll will take another try. is the system strong enough to handle the big load, that big rush going forward? >> have they made some progress? yes, they brought in some private sector folks to try to get the functionality up. it still doesn't function right. as a matter of fact, their own cio said that he believed if they had the ability to get up to 80% functionality, that would be a good day for them. >> i think it is good enough progress. clearly just like google and facebook all the interset sites are constantly tweaking their sites, constantly improving them, this has aways to go. it is working certainly reasonably well. jenna: peter doocy, live in washington, following the website launch from the beginning. what is the difference when you look at healthcare.gov today compared to what it looked like when it launched? >> there is brand new home screen today, jenna. the adm
care survived all of it. irony is that while republicans couldn't kill obama care, the administration almost could. >> good evening. president obama now finds himself compared to president george w. bush, as in the problems with the health care plan have become president obama's katrina. >> but today, the website is now fixed enough that it looks like obama care is really here to stay. the repeal strategy is dead and obama care is out of the icu. according to the administration, the error message rate for the front end of the website is less than 1%. that's down from about 6% last month. the site can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 per day. keep in mind, at one point, the site could handle only about 1,000 users at a time. >> this website is and will function effectively for the vast majority of users. >> not only is the website functioning better, enrollment is up, too. over 100,000 people have successfully selected plans in the federal exchange in november alone, up from the nearly 27,000 who did so in october. during the first few weeks of november, california's same exc
from the obama administration which turned to paper as an alternative to the glitch-plagued exchange website in the early days of the botched rollout. we are learning as work continues to fix health care.gov, some people who think they are signing up for insurance find out in the end they may not be covered. certainly not by january 1st. elizabeth pran with more from washington. >> the administration admits that iradditional fears not just with customers signing up, but those who think they already signed up. the glitch pertaining to electronic files sent from health care.gov to insurance companies, 834 forms. companies use them to bill consumers. about 1-10 forms are showing errors such as misspellings, missing entries or duplicate entry. the companies can't complete the transaction if these flags are raised. the white house says it's still a work in progress for the contractors. >> they are making sure everyone who enrolled is enrolled, in fact and addressing the challenges that were keen in the beginning of this process on the back end, the 834 form. >> republican law makers vow t
syndrome that everything the obama administration does it's another winston churchill bust that's been thrown out the window? >> well, most, but not all of the criticism is coming from the right. i mean, ray flynn was also among those who has been critical. >> who did he vote for? isn't he a scott friend guy? he's not exactly a democrat. >> he was clinton's appointee to the vatican. >> right. >> and you know, i think for these people, it really began with the former ambassadors to the vatican who feel -- >> tim nicholson is not a bad guy, but the former republican national chair -- >> he's a good guy. >> but he's the former republican national chairman. >> that is correct, but they feel their job -- that it's a slap because their job is getting a little less prestigious, but it's absolutely not true. >> charlie, what they're doing is taking -- [ everyone talking at once ] if they move the embassy to another building, which is inside a protected compound, it's a separate building, it's in a compound next to the united states embassy to italy. go ahead. >> yeah, the argument that james n
there were two things that really were foremost for the obama administration. one there is a stirmish between china and japan over islands in the east china sea. a big problem for international security. joe biden met with both the prime minister of japan and the president of china and said he made clear to china he wanted them to sort of roll back an air defense zone that china established unilaterally and is threatening japanese and even american commercial aircraft that you have to announce before you enter that space that you have to announce to china you're doing so. it's caused a lot of turmoil and headaches and so the vice president really made that clear. the other big thing in the trip was for the obama administration to make clear their so-called pivot to asia is still a viable priority for them, president obama had to cancel a trip to asia during the government shutdown so the strp was there to say we're still here and still will be strong in the region. >> i'm going to go ahead and change the topic quickly and on a personal note i wanted to ask you i heard that you got into a skir
accusing president obama and his administration of lying. bob and andrea here to take this on. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. martha: texas senator john cornyn saying this during a google hangout session yesterday. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. to me that's the one thing i find most aggravating about what's happening in washington these days, and particularly about this administration which is a lack of accountability and the willingness to mislead people and provide false information and expect to be able to move on. we have seen that most recently in the healthcare debate over if you like what you have you can keep it. something we can go back to 2010 and demonstrate something the health and human services knew was false. martha: i'm joined by our friend bob bebl -- by bob beckel and aa tantaros. >> things like watergate, iran can extra --iran-contra. obama campaigned on trabs parent i. when you campaign on transparency you will be grade on transparency. you have got to be careful what you say when you are in
play left, right? the obama administration said they expect the enrollment to jump dramatically in the coming months. meanwhile, the state exchanges, they're doing even better. how about california alone? 80,000 people in california. now, this is a dirty word. if you connect it to the democrats. private health plan enrollments, 80,000 in the state of california? that's right. and 135,000 have signed up for medicaid. el with, how about new york? in this state, over 250,000 people have completed applications for obama care. over 40,000 people have enrolled in a private plan. and in the state of kentucky, where we were visiting not long ago, now the number is up to over 56,000 people have now enrolled in the private insurance or medicaid in a rural state of kentucky. how in the world could that happen? overall state exchanges nearly doubled their enrollment in the first two weeks of november, compared to all of october. and you know what, you just simply can't argue with the numbers. you can't argue with the result. you can't argue with the guy who went 109 yards for auburn and bea
journalist seymour hirsch allegeding the obama administration cherry picked the intelligence it had about who used sarin gas to kill hundreds of syrian civilians in august. here's what president obama said when addressing the nation on september 10th, making the case for military action. >> we know the assad regime was responsible. in the days leading up to august 21st, we know that assad's chemical weapons personnel prepared for an attack near an area where they mix sarin gas. they distributed gas masks to their troops. then they fired rockets from a regime controlled area into lebanon neighborhoods that the regime has been trying to wipe clear of opposition forces. if we fail to act, the assad regime will see no reason to stop using chemical weapons. >> hirsch, however, says it's not so crystal clear that assad was the one who definitively used the chemical weapons. to be clear, cnn has not verified any of his reporting. let's bring in seymour hirsch to explain. what exactly are you reporting? >> first, i'm not saying i know but i don't think our administration knew, either. don't forget, w
. the obama administration under heavy criticism and scrutiny after botching the website's launch on october 1st says the site is better. much better. senior white house correspondent brianna keilar at the white house with more on this. good morning. >> good morning to you, carol. hhs officials say that over the course of the last couple months, there have been more than 400 fixes to healthcare.gov. at this point the capacity is at 50,000 users at a time being able to access the website and they have response rates down to less than a second. if folks go on the website, things should be moving a little more quickly. of course it's not just what consumers, people who are going on the website see that matters here, it's also insurers who take information from consumers and enroll them into insurance plans and there's still issues there it appears. a spokesman for the industry group that represents insurance companies saying there's still a number of problems with the back-end systems. insurers are still getting enrollment files that have dupe plative and have missing or inactive information and
lawyers. nearly all pro-amnesty. so even if the obama administration can't officially change immigration policy, these lawyers can help illegal immigrants stay in the country regardless of the law. joining us now is the author of that report, former d. o.j. attorney and media contributor, jay christian adams. good morning to you. >> good morning, steve. >> you've got to admit, i know you're on the other side, but the obama administration are brilliant in getting around the rules. >> yeah, they know how to use power. if you don't like a certain law, bring in people who don't like it either. this administration is not well-known for faithfully executing the law. what they have done dhs is brought in a swarm of new young lawyers, permanent civil service lawyers who have a long history at open borders groups, at pro-amnesty groups, at helping foreigners stay in the united states. now that they're at dhs, they can impose these ideas, these ideologies, these policies regardless of what congress does or does not do. >> we've got some of the details. you had written a column on this and you deta
starts right now. and welcome to "hannity." the obama administration and its left wing lackeys are trying to re-launch the disastrous program on the health care law. but unfortunately, the damage is done. we're now learning more about the security risks associated with this website. now listen to what david kennedy, the so-called white hat hacker, talk about the development. >> when they created this website they kind of threw a lot of things together, mixed and matched a bunch of parts putting it on the site to be used by the general public. so when you have that type of website it is actually hard to go back and fix that security around it because the security was not built into it. so it will take months to address, over a year possibly to at least the critical exposures. >> no security in mind when they built the website? that is pretty disturbing. now, unfortunately, there is more to come. according to a report in "the washington post," the enrollment records for millions who have chosen to enroll in the on-line marketplace, continue to generate errors in the computer system, meaning
before obama care starts performing the way the administration promised it would. >> i think it is just a fact, and it may take until 2017 when this president leaves office, you will see almost every state in this country running your own exchanges and expanding medicaid and i think it will work really well then. >> karl rove, former senior adviser to president george w. bush. we look forward to that, greg, 2017 within karl, he is taking about medicaid, not the entire law, but there is a whole lot of people going under the medicaid rolls under this law right now. >> far more than anticipated. when you look at the relationship, they look for every one person added to medicaid, one person added to the private insurance market and it is not working out at all. there are a heck after lot more people added. for example, in oregon, 52,000 added to medicaid and zero added to private insurance. this is happy talk. this is looking super excited, but it was happy talk. you just wait. if we pass this law, we have completely screwed up its implementation the last three years. wait three more years
up to 50,000 people at the same time. the obama administration also says the site is stable more than 90% of the time. however, according to providers, healthercare.gov is far from perfect. the "new york times" reporting insurance companies are still not receiving all the information about the individuals who signed up for coverage through the exchanges creating a logistical nightmare for insurers. former adviser to president obama insists obama care will be viewed as a success even if it doesn't happen until after the president is out of office. >> this program was designed to be implemented by the states and in most of the states that's running their exchanges it's going quite well. you talk about medicaid extension. it's a fact and it may take 2017 when this president leaves office you'll see almost every state in this country running their own exchanges and expanding medicaid. let's fast forward to the state of the union, months afterwards. economy continuing to strengthen. i think the president's numbers will recover and people's confidence will recover. >> then, of course, chuck
obama administration e-mails cnn obtained from before the healthcare.gov launch. it suggests the e-mails that they're individuals in the government and with one of the contractors concerned about some fundamental promises the administration made particularly about securing people's private health information. in one e-mail, dated on september 10th, george laneris from cms, centers for medicare and medicaid services indicates the site is storing personal details and writes, quote, this process in itself contradicts all of prior cms statements. this was written before the launch. can you assure us that whatever concerns there were about the personal identifiable information, the pii, that we were told would not be on the hub of healthcare.gov, that all that was worked out and none of this personal information can be assessed through the computer, through computers, through the internet? >> that's exactly right, jake. there's no pii on the federal data hub. the federal data hub is basically a conduit that's used basically to determine eligibility and basically see what kind of subsidi
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conversation that's likely to be happening in the future. >> kristen dahlgren, thank you so much. the obama administration says healthcare.gov is in stable condition working more than 90% of the time. does that mean a clean bill of health for obama care. deputy senior adviser from the white house joins me from the north lawn. david, thank you very much. you set a fairly low bar, this vague working for majority that want to sign on and 50,000 could be served at one time, 800,000 in a day. is that good enough? what's the next step? >> so andrea, as you know, this is going to be a process of continuous improvement. compared to where we were in early october as jeff said yesterday it is night and day to the point we can handle a certain number of concurrent users. we're monitoring to make sure the system is stable, the response times are good, the error rates are continuously going down. we've set up a queueing system for those instances where there's overwhelming volume on the system to better manage the flow. we've set up anonymous shopping right on the home page of healthcare.gov so people c
american shoppers, it's cyber monday. a great day to buy online health insurance. the obama administration says it's now hit its 90% goal which was its title -- 90% of its goal. i'm no math whiz but 7 million by march, that's a lot getting a error messages. they can handle 50,000 simultaneously and 800,000 visits a day. preliminary reports say 100,000 people signed up in november, nearly four times october's numbers but the official numbers are tba. chris cal in relaying data is still not working well. some americans think they are enrolled but their new insurance company says they have no idea. if the december 23rd deadline is right around the corner, which means happy holidays to you and yours and peter alexander is with us from the white house where the christmas tree arrived on friday. we can see behind you marking world aids day today. peter, is the website fixed? >> reporter: is the website fixed? it's a good question. we can say the president believes in the words of jay carney it is significantly improved. they just wrapped up the white house briefing a matter of moments ago. they
of the question that the obama administration could pace the worst case scenario on january 1 -- the number of uninsured american goes up. pathetic. we want you to join the conversation. log onto our facebook page. we hope you will share thoughts on the program. with reaction here in studio, author, attorney david limbaugh and forbes senior political contributor left wing nut job rick unger. >> here we go. >> i say it affectionately. nobody wants your law. >> nobody wants it because the whole thing is predicated on a lie. false promises. predicated on one lie after another. where is anybody in your party to join and say this is not right, this is a bait and a switch. the american people deserve better. where are the democrats? >> let's get something straight. at least 38% by your own graphic want my law. >> that's a significant -- >> i hear you. but a few weeks ago it was different. how can you be surprised the american people is freaking out when all any of us do is talk about the law with with most people criticizing it. >> you're a rich democrat, a limousine liberal. first of all, the pr
for your analysis. >> the obama administration now patting itself on the back for improvements to the health care website. it doesn't seem like that much but senate majority leader harry reid seems pleased. i'm not cocky but comfortable. i think we are in pretty good shape. so, susan, i don't know harry reid may be one of the few democrats right now who would use the word cocky to describe where the party is standing currently. your thoughts? >> there is a division. there are safer democrats who are willing to talk about the things that are going well. they have had a slight boost in enrollment. the website is working more smoothly and then you have the reality democrats, the ones who are getting the calls to their office about cancelled insurance policies. they are afraid of what is going to happen in 2014. if you look at the polls, there are democrats who might lose in 2014 because of this. joe mansion is having a town hall meeting today hearing complaints about uncertainty and their premiums are going up. ha harry reid is a former boxer and this is playing offense. it is say
and crazy, and the whole idea of moving it was the bush administration's idea before the obama administration carried it out, but that doesn't carry well on world net daily or presumably with jeb bush. take care, jeb bush, maybe it is too crazy to be true, and you should take it easy. and today, the craziest story was the dead mice being parasuited into guam to combat snakes. the story says at anderson air force base, in guam, they want to control the street snakes because brown tree snakes are not native, there's no natural predator to keep them in check. turns out the snakes are vulnerable to acetminphene. so the government has been dropping thousands of dead mice loaded with tylenol into the trees in guam to be poisonous debate for the snakes. the person running the program is a director of supervisory wildlife biology. his name is dan vice. actually, this story is true. >> u.s. department of agriculture assisted state director wildlife biologist dan vice explains the process that is proving successful at controlling the ground tree snake population. >> what we're going to b
in the apartheid era, but now, we turn to washington where the obama administration has put together a team of democratic lawmakers to sell the embattled health care law to a skeptical public. we'll speak to an architect of obama care, but joining m now is is rand paul. welcome back. >> good morning. >> before we get to obama care, i want to talk to you about your trip to detroit this week where you helped open the first of what are going on several republican outreach centers and inner cities. you also unveiled your plan for economic freedom zones in depressed areas. let's take a look at that plan. you had sent a flat individual and corporate tax rate with 5%. give parents more school choice and education tax credits and loosen visa rules to encourage entrepreneurs to open businesses. while those are all good ideas, you've got to pour more government money into those inner cities if you're going to make a difference. >> well, chris, it hasn't worked. the president pours a trillion dollars into the nation's economy when you divided it out, it was about $400,000 per ild. the problem with a g
. first from the news difficult. the obama administration officials saying dramatic improvements to healthcare.gov. the web site for millions of americans to sign on for the belt -- benefits but the site is still far from 100%. the white house says computer programmers have been working nonstop since the launch in october. they were trying to meet the president's december 1st december 1st deadline to get the site up to speed. officials said they met the goal and the system can now handle 50,000 users at one time with an error rate of less than 1%. but our news deck team ran into problems. we got what appeared to be a blank screen with a web site logo, win we scrolled to the bob of the page we got this message. the web site is overloaded. you have to wait. the white house says 375,000 or so people went to health care.gov just before non. officials admit there's work to do. >> the president believes the site has been significantly improved, and that the teams in place have worked 24/7 for weeks now to make those improvements, including significant improvements made over the weekend
. do you care what the obama administration believes about its own website? or do you want the facts? >> the president believes that the site has been significantly improved. >> unfortunately, as people enroll, i think there's going to be a lot of negative surprises. >> the administration has hit the big benchmarks they set out. 800,000 people a day. >> the system that transfers the data to the insurance companies and takes care of the payments is not working yet. >> but it is certainly working reasonably well. >> from what we know from the anecdotal evidence so far, people are going to be disappointed. >> we should not tolerate the sheer level of incompetence securing this site. >> yes, we have to fix it. we should be working together to fix it. >> it sounds like you didn't meet the deadline. people are going on. they're still getting the same error messages. >> you're confusing error messages with queueing messages. >> that was ed henry grilling jay carney. what is the status on this website. >> reporter: as you play that out you see these euphemisms. the website's significantly im
. the obama administration is already laying the groundwork for a potential bailout. >> doug luzader live for us in washington. >> the university of notre dame and fellowship of catholic university students protesting birth control mandates under observe care. they are challenging the constitutionality under the mandate. providing birth control inder insurance company goes against religious beliefs and they filed a lawsuit in may of 2012 but was rejected as premature because the mandate hadn't taken effect at that time. >> we are learning more about the terrorist attacks about the u.s. consulate in benghazi. for the first time congress is speaking with two cia contractors about the 2012 attack. they were on the kelly files last night. when the contractors arrived the attack was still going on. they knew the ambassador was missing. which raises the question why wasn't help sent? >> what if the attack would have went on for another 24-hours? there is no accountability in the process that i have seen so far. no one knows what the president knew and when he knew it. >> he says the classified
republicans are considering various legislative options that would either rip the obama administration's nuclear deal with iran. quote, a handful of house gop lawmakers tell the hill that the party is debating how best to show disapproval for the iran agreement struck shortly after congress left for the thanksgiving recess. this is the new plan. republicans are going to try to make president obama look terrible for negotiating that new agreement over iran's nuclear program and in the process of making him look terrible they, of course, will show the country that they, themselves, republicans are much better on the issue. they are much more trustworthy, much more sober, much more sane when it comes to dealing with complicated and sensitive issues like iran and nuclear weapons in the middle east. republicans want to show off how much americans should prefer their republican approach when it comes to iran. as part of that new political offensive, behold duncan hunter on c-span. >> i think a ground war in iran with american boots on the ground would be a horrible thing and i think people l
. >> are you surprised be obama administration would support the murder of america's symbol since clearly he wasn't going to born here? >> that's what i was going to say that. >> i was going to say that too. >> he was born here. >> after a recent interview with the huffington post i stated i'm not longer going to make political statements. with that in mind, are you surprised really in this guy's america. i don't want to say his name. this guy's america. >> just say kenyan born lady hating interloper. >> muslim. we're just channelling different hosts. nick. >> yes, sir. >> how many bald eagles must die before our president is satisfied? 2 million, 3 million. >> who cares about the bald ones? this is the administration, remember they didn't want to build the keystone pipeline to protect the whooping crane. he's a marxist. i'm kidding. he knows he has that reputation. wouldn't he make an exception here for the eagle. >> maybe he's just having fun with us. let's kill them. this makes a good little prank. you surprise me because in the green room you said, and i quote, because i wrote it down he
earlier this week the school refiled a lawsuit against the obama administration over enforcing the mandate. now a majority of students on campus support the move on the part of notre dame. joining me now, notre dame junior shia ellis, a columnist for the school's newspaper. how are your fellow students at notre dame reacting to the lawsuit? buzz on the campus about it. >> the students at notre dame do support the university's effort to file this lawsuit. i mean, when students choose to go notre dame they choose a catholic education, and when the university feels as if its catholic education is being threatened by the federal government, students are really supporting it. >> so it's not so much just about contraceptives put also about the religious liberty, whether notre dame can operate with its faith without the federal government saying you can't believe that much. >> exactly. i think everyone would agree that you give the government an inch, they'll take a mile. you give them an opportunity to intrude on religion, and what is to stoop them -- stop them from saying you have to cover abor
in the obama administration to take the strongest position possible. this is obama's katrina, this is obama's iraq. i think it's like the bp oil spill as you mentioned. as soon as it's fixed, as soon as the website gets fixed, i think it will end up in our rearview mirror and we'll move on from it. but i really think that every reporter and pundit who declared the end of the presidency should come out and should issue a mea culpa and say you know what i got this wrong. that's okay. we all get something wrong. but i think pundit accountability would be good there. >> well, i'm going to have to leave it there. alex and james, thank you both for your time tonight. have a great night. and let me also say the thing that bothers me most in all of this is there is some tremendous needs that we have to deal with in this country. immigration, minimum wage, voting rights. these are the things that they ought to be focusing on rather than this continual litany of over the top announcements of the president's political death. i think they're premature, and i think they waste the country's time. >>> ahe
stirewalt. thanks so much. have a great week. >>> the obama administration says its health care website should now work for the vast majority, there's that word again, of americans. there are still plenty of errors being reported. like peter dfound out. what did you find out? >> a lot more problems to healthcare.gov than on amazon, gretchen. all morning long healthcare.gov is having major issues. they appear to be the result of high volume. the administration said this week, as you know, 50,000 users are supposed to be able to simultaneously shop at healthcare.gov. mo most of my attempts to log in or apply for coverage today have been met with this notice. there are too many visitors at the website. there is an option to enter an e-mail for a follow up about better times to come back. i first entered my e-mail 11:40 this morning, about 2 1/2 hours ago. still waiting for that note back. take a look at this. just complete gibberish. on the first screen that an interested consumer would see after leaving the home page, this shot i took at my desk just a little bit more than one hour ago. t
is that the obama administration is encouraging parasites to come out and, you know, take as much as they can with no remorse. >> i mean, to me, dana, that's the real war on christmas. when you dump on the poor or are unsensitive to them and say nothing about those making record profits, that's the war on christmas. i've got to go though. >> okay. >> thank you, dana. merry christmas, happy new year, and enjoy the holidays. >> you too. >>> up next, a big announcement from essence magazine. stay with us. in the nation, sometimes bad things happen. add brand new belongings from nationwide insurance and we'll replace stolen or destroyed items with brand-new versions. we put members first. join the nation. ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ the day building a play set begins with a surprise twinge of back pain... and a choice. take up to 4 advil in a day or 2 aleve for all day relief. [ male announcer ] that's handy. ♪ >>> we are a big announcement about the 20th anniversary of the essence festival. that's next. ♪ [ male announcer ] this december, experience the gift of exacting precision and
the beijing sea. >>> the obama administration says it is prepared to allow iran to engage in a limited nuclear enrichment program. but that applies only to the nation's peaceful energy needs. in a statement released tuesday, the white house says it will negotiate with tehran as long as it holds up its end of the agreement to curtail its nuclear capabilities under tight oversight. this is the first time the u.s. has explicitly said that iran has the right to enrich. >>> yasser arafat was not the victim of poisoning according to tests by french forensic scientists. that contradicts a report. they found he was killed by radioactive polonium. >> this will not put the conspiracy theorys to rest. >>> eight minutes after the hour. coming up, a celebrity chef in a heated courtroom battle. did two sisters steal millions from thnigella lawson? we're live in london. >>> an incredible rescue. a man trapped for days underwater. >> this sais an amazing video. tweet us the "early start" rhyme if you rhyme with jacoby ellsbury. #morningrhy #morningrhyme. tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would
and younger people. but people in the know are saying the obama administration's goal for this is not going to happen. martha: that's the backdrop and you have got a defiant president saying no retreat and no surrender and the issue of obamacare. he launched a 20-day p.r. blitz to try to get americans signed up. >> i always said i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law. if you have got good ideas, bring them to me, let's go. but we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> this bill is fundamentally flawed. causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan and they are having to pay much higher prices at the same time. bill: i talked to congressman kevin mccarthy and i asked him about the new accusations about the republican party, about obstructionism. we'll play that interview and you will hear his answer how the gop will fight back on that charge. martha: some strong word on capitol hill from constitutional law professors of which the president used to be one. they called the president out for what they see as overstepping
're in the bull pen. >> and speaking of health care, the obama administration is trying to highlight the fixes within the enrollment site, but insurance company leaders are still voicing concerns of whether the right information is ending up with providers. speaking of people who need health care right now, example one. first of all, is the -- are the fixes that we've seen, more enrollments, a better experience for people signing on, is that enough? are you still worried about what's going to happen january 1st when people try to, you know, believe that they have signed up for insurance? is the match going to work? is the insurance industry getting the information they need? >> first off, thank you for having me on. you're raising some very important questions. the administration has made a lot of progress in getting healthcare.gov working better for consumers. so they're able to get through the system and actually choose a plan. that's a good thing. we want to make sure consumers can be able to see their options and get through the system. at the same time, we need to make sure that the back
. >>> other headlines. eight major tech companies are urging the obama administration to set surveillance. in a letter signed by apple and google and microsoft and others the companies say the government needs to better balance security needs and privacy concerns. and they want the u.s. to adopt reforms, including clear limits on spying. >>> the senate is back in session today for the first time since the democrats went nuclear blowing up the rules over filibusters. on a defense spending bill before the holiday break in two weeks, it is not clear if republicans might turn to other procedural moves to try to slow down the democrats and getting some of the stuff through. >>> in the meantime, we could see a federal budget before the week is out. house and senate negotiators are set to close a budget deal the first in two years. . "the washington post" says it would roll back some of the cuts and take action to reduce the deficits. overall it may not be the grand bargain some were hoping for. negotiators have been trying to find common ground since october as part of the grooemted thagre end
to turn this safety net into a hammock. >> my contention is that the obama administration is encouraging parasites to come out and to, you know, take as much as they can with no remorse. and this is how our country declines. this is how we become a weak nation. >> self-reliance means if anyone will not work, neither should he eat. >> i got news for you, in other countries they're not washing their clothes and sitting in air conditioning watching their big screen tv. they're dying. that is poor. >> teach a man to fish, he can feed himself for a life. don't simply feed fish. >> now, e.j., these are leading members of congress republican and leading influence talk show hosts and all. it seems more of a biding kind of hostility in their tone. then when you look at, as i did at 5:30 this morning, a picture of this young lady desani 11 years old living in poverty and you match that with some of the venom that is underlying in how the poor is described by some of what i just played. i mean, how do we match that kind of do-it-yourself flat screen tv and all that when you look at this 11-year-old
to this excerpt from the book. quote, millions of citizens believe obama care is worse than any war. at least american soldiers have weapons with which to defend themselves. another quote claims that president obama's administration will use any opportunity to go after the second amendment right and other constitutional rights such as free speech. that's indoctrination. if that doesn't make your list this season, maybe this will. a china ware company is serving a serving tray with president obama's birth certificate. it's the perfect holiday gift for the birther in your family. i can think of some. >>> up next, the political civil war. hoping new fights on the right may cost the republicans a couple of winnable senate seats. remember how that happened last night? you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] you've got to try red lobster's four course seafood feast, just 15.99. start with soup, salad and cheddar bay biscuits then choose one of eight entrees plus dessert! four perfect courses, just 15.99. come in to red lobster today and sea food differently. where the
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with the young voters and their growing apparent disapproval of the bristol-mye obama administration and the president himself. do you think, those that a larger part of their disenchantment with this particular president has to do with the fact when they get out of college they won't be able to afford a cell phone because there will be no job for them, because the economic landscape is so bleak for them? >> sure. i totally think that. that's very accurate. you know the thing is one time where the white house was doing well politically this past year was during the government shutdown. it's a weird way to say you're doing well when the entire government stops. i think young voters and i don't speak for young voters obviously, happen to be the youngest on this panel but young voters have been through a lot in the past four years with respect to the economy and job prospects and student debt which is a huge issue and they look at the landscape and say who has anything to offer -- what are people offering me. they look at obama and say you haven't done a great job. but then they look at
john cornyn accused the obama administration of lying on a number of issues including the benghazi raid and obama care. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. the willingness to mislead people or provide them just demonstrably false information and expect to move on. we've seen that most recently in the health care debate over if you like what you have you can keep it. something we can go back to 2010 and demonstrate that the department of health and human services knew was false. >> jim, he's running for re-election next year. >> is that an excuse. >> a lot of democrats running in the south and i think you guys have the story on this, a lot of democratic senators running in the south next year are hearing that over and over again and will have a receptive audience. what cornyn said a lot of swing voters in the south believe. >> if i'm in the south and a democrat i'm worried about the ramifications of obama care. that's what they are picking up in their andy poling. you see these democrats who felt safe a month ago who feel they can lose. we were talking e
.m. that night. among those kills, u.s.ç ambassador craig stevens. the obama administration initially said it was a protest against a film that had come out. he was the first u.s. diplomat killed in overseas violence since 1979. >>> and meanwhile, president obama's taking aim at his republican critics while trying to appeal to his base. here he is yesterday. >> if you still don't like obamacare -- and i know you don't -- [laughter] even though it's built on market-based ideas of choice and competition in the private sector, then you should explain how exactly you'd cut costs and cover more pop and make insurance more secure. you owe it to the american people to tell us what you are for.ç not just what you're against. [applause] martha: so the president talking to a warm crowd there, but he was addressing republicans in that statement saying that they needed to come up with a better alternative, and he knows they don't like obamacare. bret baier joins me now. >> morning, martha. martha: we're in the middle of really a big campaign. it's almost like the president is hawking health care ver
in the long run. >> i'm glad the obama administration is creating jobs. heather: thank you so much for joining us. if they're creating jobs, perhaps people wouldn't be on extended unemployment, steven. round and round. thanks for joining us. we appreciate it. >> thank you. bill: rule number one on television, never talk down to woman. as a man, you will never win. it was a weekend of wild wins in the nfl. one of more impressive, the miracle in baltimore. ravens-vikings, five touchdowns in the minute, 125 seconds. here is number four. >> first down. for darrell paterson has it. rookie, is loose. with one man to get past and put as move on! look at paterson go. i don't believe this. touchdown vikings. bill: that is one in the snow. 45 seconds left, minnesota goes deep on a 79-yard touchdown. that would put the vikings on top, that's it, right? game over? nope. not even close. watch. >> joe flacco, back in the end zone, that is marlon brown for a touchdown! bill: that was for the win. flacco, nine yard pass, back in the end zone, stunning loss for minnesota. that looked like the old bloomington s
, at least potentially. jim sciutto is watching what's going on. i know the obama administration is very concerned what these members of the senate are planning on doing. >> no question. this puts congress on a direct collision course with the white house. as you know, they have been lobbying hard, the administration has been lobbying hard against it, secretary kerry, including sending a video message over the holidays arguing against sanctions, saying that will in effect scuttle this deal. what we're seeing now, that intense lobbying campaign appears to have fallen on deaf ears, even among members of the president's own party. with the ink barely dry on the historic nuclear deal with iran, today the iranian foreign minister pronounced it dead if congress passes more economic sanctions. the entire deal is dead, he told "time" magazine. we do not like to negotiate under duress. even so, sources tell cnn republican and democratic senators are close to doing exactly that, nearing agreement on a bill to impose new sanctions within six months unless iran ships all stockpiles of enriched urani
process happened under the obama administration. our chief washington correspondent is live with more on this. james? >> good arrive. chief criticism of the iran nuclear deal from left and right and from our allies in the mideast has been that it concedes to iran the right to enrich uranium. secretary state kerry justified that by saying the number of centrifuges here presented the west with a fait incomplete. >> 2003 when the iranians made an offer to the former administration with respect to their nuclear program, there were 164 centrifuges. that offer was not taken. subsequently sanctions came in and today, there are 19,000 centrifuges and growing. >> the secretary's concise history of the iranian nuclear program omits a lot. determining exactly when the regime crossed this or that threshold is difficult. iran has hidden nuclear facilities for years at a time. let's accept kerry's assertion that a decade ago, iran had only 164 centrifuges. we know by late 2007, iran had ramped up to 3,000 centrifuges. let's figure by the time george w. bush left the white house a little more than a
of state kerry says the obama administration still is trying to secure gross' release. >> we are currently engaged in some discussions regarding that which i'm not at liberty to go into in any kind of detail. but the bottom line is that we have raised these issues. >> reporter: former president bill clinton tells cnn gross' imprisonment is halting improvement in relations with cuba. >> you can't expect us to do much more now unless there's some resolution of some of these human rights issues. >> now, the state department says that u.s. officials visit alan gross monthly. they say the last visit was november 27th. next one that they're asking for is december 26th. and they insist that he remains a top priority and they're working it diplomatically. wolf? >> jill dougherty with that back ground. thanks, jill, very much. joining us is judy gross, the wife of alan gross. judy, thanks very much for coming. >> thanks for having any. >> four years. how emotional is this for you? four years, your husband being held in cuba. >> it's emotional. it's very -- causes me a lot of anger i would have to s
trial. >>> welcome back. is the obama administration hiding something about obamacare? >> young healthy people are going to pay more than they currently do in order to subsidize the extra benefits for older, sicker people. isn't that income redistribution? >> you're saying that some people may have to pay a little bit more. and the idea of the affordable care act is that they have a much better health care plan. because the challenge we have in this whole tkurbs >> it sound like you're saying yes. >> the challenge we have in this system. >> it sounds like you're saying younger, healthier people are going to pay more to subsidize older, sicker people. >> i'm not saying more. it depends. >> the president should put it out there like that and it does seem to be the case. why doesn't the white house want you to see obamacare for what it has become. and that is income redistribution. stuart varney from varney and company is here. this gets more preserving now because it is here. >> obamacare fits the patent of the obama administration. it is one giant redistribution scheme. in this case it's
to obama care. the administration it appears now knew more and more and more from the federal register in fact mid range estimates show that 76% of small group plans would be cancelled. 55% of large employer plans would be 63% in all. what do you make of this. >> jim engel has been getting into the weeds of this. this is from the federal register. this is their projections of the total 157 million employer policies set to be cancelled next year of the 157 million, next year according to the projections, you had the mid range estimates 76% of the small group, 55% of the large employer plans and overall 63%. these are the administration's own projections back in 2010 for 2014. if anyone says that they didn't know this was going to happen or that this was a mistake that you could keep your plan and everyone would have the same doctor and plan. call they would have to do is look at the administration themselves. >> they tried to bring a bill to the senate and grand father in the bill. we will be watching tonight at 6:00 eastern time. thank you so much. we want to hear from you. send us you
with the obama care website. also spoke about the perception of his management within his own administration. >> when it comes to the management of government, part of the reason people are so skeptical is that when we do things right they don't get a lot of attention. if we do something that is perceived at least initially as a screw up, it will be on the "nightly news" for a week. i remember bob gates, my former secretary of defense, wonderful public servant, had served under seven presidents, when i first came in i asked him so, bob, you got nyad vice for me. he said, mr. president, just understand you got a lot of people working for you. somebody somewhere is screwing something up. that's true. [ laughter ] so i have to consistently push on every cabinet secretary on every single agency how can we do things better and we can do things better. >> john meacham what is your take on his perspective on his own administration. >> i think it's realistic. president kennedy said defeat is an orphan and victory has a thousand fathers. that's true whether it's a government agency or private institu
is metastasizeing to something different. >> reporter: now administration officials and even president obama in his most recent remarks on counterterrorism have acknowledged there is this changing al qaeda threat. it's not just al qaeda, it's its a fi affiliates in yemen. chris, the other thing that's very important to sort of pay attention to here is this ro bust defense that you are hearing from both of these key lawmakers of the intelligence community and sort of the scrutiny that they have been under since a lot of these disclosures from edward snowden, the nsa leaker. you heard that intelligence is very necessary to thwart these attacks. >> all right, it's frightening. it's also confusing. the assumption is we are getting better not that the space outpacing our efforts. we will unveil more later in our show. thank you, we appreciate it. >>> two americans are detained in north korea. the white house is demanding their release. one is an 85-year-old korean war vet detained since october a. video released over the weekend shows merrill newman reading an apology for crimes against the state. let's
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